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sibility for Cub success hangs, limp
ing around with a battered ankle.
The club isn't long enough in one
place for Larry to do any work. He
gets a bit of practice before the
games, but is out of it when the
teams take the field.
Doyle has taken to wearing a brace
on the ankle, and is gradually coming
around. He says he will be fit to
take his place at.second base April 1,
despite the dictums of several physi
cians. Until that time the second
base job will be a makeshift affair,
with Yerkes, Hunter and Wortman
having a whirl at it
Wortman has a sore heel which
keeps him away from his regular job
at short, but he relieved Yerkes yes
terday when the latter had his hand
. Saier knocked a triple and homer
and Wolter a homer as the Cubs
downed San Francisco yesterday.
But the most encouraging feature of
the game "was the pitching of Claude
Hendrix. Claude went four innings
against the Seals and was. touched
but once. He dealt a pair of passes.
This is the best bit of work Hen
drix has turned in this season. Pos
sibly the Kansas spitter realizes he
must settle down to real work if he
is to decorate the National league
again this season. Mitchell has two
or three good veterans and some ex
cellent prospects among the rookies,
and those who- retain berths with
the North Side rifle corps must "earn
Branch Rickey has signed to lead
'the business affairs of the St. Louis
Cardinals. It is expected he will also
have much to say about the playing
end of the team. Phil Ball, who holds
a contract with Rickey, threatens a
court fight to prevent the Michigan
man shifting, but an adjustment of
the difficulty in an amicable way is
the logical outcome. Rickey is pop
ular in St Louis and would be an ex
cellent card fon the Nationals.
Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis of
the world's champion Red Sox are
still hold-outs and one on the verge
of a break. Pres. Frazee has told
them to sign or buy railroad tickets
home. The two athletes will proba
bly threaten to quit the game, then
be in their position April 11.
Star bowlers in the A. B. C. tour
neylat Grand Rapids failed dismally
yesterday and last night and the
leaders in the various divisions were
untroubled. Ted Penfold and Joe
Rivest of Chicago settled in ninth
place with 1,247, the best doubles
score of the past 24 hours.
In the Illinois legislature the housa
subcommittee on license has been
given the job of taking the best fea
ture of the various boxing bills in?
troduced, combining them in one
measure and reporting the result for
passage. This is a step forward, but
it is still doubtful lif enough favora
ble sentiment can be. found to pass
The New York bill designed to kill
boxing in the empire state is making
progress" through the assembly there.
Gov. Whitman is throwing the weight .
of his- influence back of the bill and
its passage is probable.
Chicago's first baseball game of
1917 will be played Sunday, weather
permitting. Three contests were
scheduled last night at the Junior
Baseball league meeting at the
Briggs house. The card follows:
Eagle A. C. and Sir Victors at 46th
av. and Fullerton, Hartford Juniors
and Stewart Warners at Hamlin
Park, Illinas and Emerald A. C. at
48th av. and Fullerton.
Frank Ragen was elected president
of the league, with H. Idings as vice
president. Johnny Enders is secretary-treasurer
and Ed Miller ser-geant-at-arms.
ANECDOTES OF PRIZE RING
HEROES BY NOTED REFEREE
By Eddie Craney
(Great Among Great Referees)
Because a photographer set off a
flashlight at a match hi Los Angele